Just the Outlander chapter
Roger starts the chapter writing a letter to Brianna. He has written so many letters for other people, though, that his pen is worn down and he has no ink left for the address. He puts the letter in his pocket. If he dies on the battlefield, hopefully someone can get the letter to Bree or Jamie.
This is when Roger thinks of the date. The Siege of Savannah is happening too early. Roger continues to note how Frank should have gotten the day right but didn’t. I’ve always been amazed by Roger not one noting that historians do sometimes get their facts wrong. History is told by the victor.
However, Roger does note that the Siege of Savannah is a loss for the Americans. He knows what could happen to him here, but when Francis Marion tells him he can go to the back and stay away from the fight, Roger refuses. He will be there for the men. They will need him.
This is when he thinks back to being 13. He met an Army Chaplain who shared that he was there to help the men find peace as they died on the battlefield. That is the job that Roger takes on throughout the siege. He wants to make sure the men don’t feel alone in their last moments or as they lie injured.
At the very end, he goes off to help bury the dead. It’s the least that he can do.